Lifestyle, Things to Do • October 30, 2019October 30, 2019 Things to do this Weekend in Singapore (1 – 3 Nov) 1. Rock out at Stärker Music Festival Source: Starker Music Festival | Facebook Stärker Music Festival is back this year at Zhongshan Park with an exciting lineup of performances, including Taiwanese pop rock band, F.I.R and local acts Tay Kewei and Alfred Sim. Additionally, finalists from Stärker Music Jams, a platform for aspiring musicians, will be performing as well. Expect a full carnival experience with games, finger food and beer, too. Every ticket purchase entitles you to a 330ml bottle of Stärker fresh beer and Golden Fish Bites. Tickets are priced at S$28 each. Get your tickets at Peatix. Quote “SHOUT10” for 10% off your tickets. Vaild till 31st October. Date: 2 Nov 2019 Address: Zhongshan Park Opening hours: From 3pm Facebook | Instagram | Website 2. Have a feast at The Great Grill Out 2019 Source: Guinness | Facebook Love a good ol’ barbecue? You’d enjoy The Great Grill Out, a BBQ festival organised by Guinness at Loewen Road. Enjoy mouth-watering dishes from Meat Smith, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, Red Eye Smokehouse and more. Learn how to pair meats with beers from beer sommelier, Ian Colgan, and get your hands on the grill with masterclasses conducted by Weber Grill Academy. There will also be a sustainable market to shop for eco-friendly products. Register by 1 November to get free admission to the festival! If not, tickets are priced at $20. Date: 2 – 3 Nov 2019 Address: 27A Loewen Rd Opening hours: 12pm – 10pm Facebook | Instagram | Website 3. Go green at The Conscious Festival Source: Urban is the New Black | Facebook Going green goes beyond using metal straws. Find out how to do more for the planet at The Conscious Festival. Connect with over 100 brands, sample healthy and environmentally friendly food, check out interactive art and speak to sustainable experts. Admission is free! Date: 2 – 3 Nov 2019 Address: Southbeach Singapore Opening hours: 11am – 7pm Facebook | Website | Instagram 4. Experience a fairytale with Disney: The Animation Source: Frozen Whether you’re a Disney fan or not, we think you’d enjoy this exhibition. Appreciate what goes on behind-the-scenes in the drawing room and marvel at over 500 original paintings and sketches from over the course of 90 years, curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. From timeless classics like Steamboat Willie (1982) to recent blockbusters Moana (2016), the exhibition pays homage to the artistry and technological innovation that have brought Disney’s world-renowned characters to life. In addition, get to see exclusive artworks from the upcoming Frozen 2! Tickets are highly in demand, so to avoid disappointment, book them before going down. Prices start from $19. Date: Till 29 Mar 2020 Address: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands Opening hours: 10am – 7pm Facebook | Website | Instagram 5. Indulge in the hairy crab season at Goodwood Park Hotel Source: Goodwood Park Hotel Award-winning Chinese restaurant, Min Jiang, at Goodwood Park Hotel celebrates the hairy crab season with a delectable selection of the prized crustacean prepared in different styles. Choose between à la carte options or two set menus. Highlights from the à la carte menu include the Steamed Hairy Crab with Glutinous Rice served in Bamboo Basket ($82++ per portion) and Baked Hairy Crab with Ginger Rice Wine wrapped in Lotus Leaf ($80++ per portion). The set menus are priced at $148++ and $168++ per person and apart from crabs, include signature dishes like Pan-fried King Prawn with Minced Garlic Chilli Sauce. Date: Till 10 Nov 2019 Address: 22 Scotts Road Opening hours: 11.30am – 10.30pm Facebook | Website | Instagram 6. Dress to impress at Smoke & Mirrors Source: Smoke & Mirrors Whoever said Singapore was a boring place for Halloween obviously hasn’t been to Smoke & Mirrors. The cocktail bar will be holding a full-on costume party this year, and you can stand to win attractive prizes for being the top 3 for best-dressed, from a luxurious stay at Grand Park City Hall to a bottle of Black Tears – Cuban Spiced Rum to take home. Also, the first 50 to arrive get to walk away with one of Smoke & Mirrors’ popular concoctions! Date: 1 Nov 2019 Address: 1 St Andrew’s Road, #06-01 Opening hours: 7pm – 11.30pm Facebook | Website | Instagram 7. Take a trip down memory lame with Halloween X This Is The 90s Source: Smoke & Mirrors 2020 may be in just a few months’ time, but music before this new era will never die. Dance the night away to your favourite throwback tunes at Cherry Discotheque, from ABBA to TLC. There will also be at least 300 pieces of retro clothing on sale, so if you’ve been on the hunt for some vintage Tommy Hilfigers, this is your chance. Those who come dressed in costume before midnight get free entry too! Date: 1 Nov 2019 Address: 133 Cecil St Opening hours: 10.30pm – 3am Facebook | Instagram 8. Mingle at a Singles Party Source: White Label Records Calling all singles! Join record store bar, White Label Records, for a night of good company and stellar music at their inaugural singles party. A plus one not required. And although the party only starts at 8pm, enjoy $9 house pour cocktails if you head down early from 4pm to 8pm! Date: 2 Nov 2019 Address: 28 Ann Siang Road Opening hours: 8.30pm – 1am Facebook | Instagram 9. Poh Heng Hello Kitty Bakery Source: Poh Heng To celebrate Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary, Poh Heng will transform its Orchard Road boutique window display into a Parisan-style Hello Kitty bakery. Take pictures against a pretty pink backdrop in Poh Heng’s polaroid photobooth, and stand a chance to win a limited edition Poh Heng Hello Kitty clutch! Also, for one day only, get your hands on a specially designed Hello Kitty collection at Poh Heng’s Orchard Road branch. Date: 1 Nov 2019 Address: 321 Orchard Rd, Orchard Shopping Centre Opening hours: 12pm – 8pm Facebook | Website | Instagram 10. Durian dessert buffet Source: Goodwood Park Hotel Eat to your heart’s content at Goodwood Park Hotel’s Dessert Buffet with Mao Shan Wang and D24 Durian Delights. This year’s lineup include signature mainstays such as D24 Ice Cream and D24 Pandan Lapis Coconut Cake, a durian mousse layered between moist pandan sponge. Other exciting items include D24 Éclair; D24 Pudding; D24 Chendol Pudding; D24 Hazelnut Crumble Tart; Mao Shan Wang Swiss Roll, and a ‘live’ Mao Shan Wang Pancake station. From $46.80++ per person. Date: Till 10 Nov 2019 Address: 22 Scotts Road Opening hours: 12pm – 10.30pm Facebook | Website | Instagram 11. Have a hella good time at the Bubble Tea Factory Source: The Bubble Tea Factory | Facebook At the bubble tea factory, you don’t just drink bubble tea. Get ready to whip out your cameras as this whole place is filled with plenty of IG-worthy spots, from a forest-themed one to blue coral utopioca. There’s even a bathtub filled with ‘cash’ and a bubble tea airline section! Here’s the best part – you get to bring home a cup of bubble tea for free! If you wish to bring home some memories, bobba-themed merchandise are available for purchase, including bubble tea-centric snacks. Admission costs $24/pax on weekdays and $28/pax on weekends. Date: Till 18 Dec Address: Scape underground Orchard Opening hours: 10am-10pm (Sat-Sun), 4-10pm (Mon-Fri) Facebook | Website | Instagram CLARA TANI like to lift heavy things, eat to my heart's content and lie under the sun.